For political people in Texas, this is a very big week, perhaps the most important week of the 2014 election season.
But for Texas Democrats, this is a week that many haven’t seen for the better part of a decade. The strongest Democratic ticket in 20 years have in back-to-back contests with their Republican opponents.
Tonight at 7pm, the Lieutenant Gubernatorial debate will see Democrat Leticia Van de Putte and Republican Dan Patrick face off. With the apparent contrasts between these two, this is likely to get interesting. You can watch the debate streamed live via the Texas Tribune, or check out other viewing opportunities for your area. You can also follow along via social media with the hashtags #LtGovDebate and #VivaLeticia.
Tomorrow night at 8pm is the Second Gubernatorial Debate between Democrat Wendy Davis and her Republican opponent Greg Abbott. Several PBS stations, including KUHT Channel 8 in Houston, KLRU Channel 2 in Austin, KERA Channel 13 in Dallas/ Fort Worth and KCOS Channel 13 in El Paso will be airing this debate live, as well as other streaming outlets available here. For social media, you can follow along with the hashtags #TexasDebates and #TeamWendy.
Let’s hope that after these events, the full formats of the debate will be available too. If so they’ll definitely be posted here at texasleftist.com. But for now, be sure to catch these very important nights for Texas politics!!